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OEL 615: Developing and Leading Others

Course Description

This course focuses on various leadership styles and a leader's influence on an organization. The course will further examine theory and practice of leadership models and concepts; and build on coaching, mentoring, motivational, and empowerment models required to develop effective leadership skills.

Prerequisite

  • OEL 501: Learning Community

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Examine key motivational theories and concepts associated with coaching and mentoring.
  2. Analyze leaders to determine how individual personality and behavioral styles motivate others.
  3. Explain how coaching and mentoring impact or support organizational change.
  4. Apply theories, concepts and models presented in this course as a practical approach to develop effective leadership teams.
  5. Examine contemporary issues of coaching and mentoring and their relationship to effective leadership and management.
  6. Examine coaching and mentoring in practice in terms of contracting roles, assessment, communication, relationship, feedback, and facilitation skills.
  7. Demonstrate the coaching process through a leadership project.

Applicable Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

2. Evaluate and formulate an individual leadership style.
3. Develop professional communication skills.
4. Recommend how one develops effective groups.
5. Construct organizational leadership strategies.
6. Explain the complexities of organizational design and the interconnection between organizational structure.
7. Design and implement organizational change processes.

Course Activities and Grading

Assignments

Points

Peer Coach Assignments: 8 @ 40 points each

320

Discussion Board: 8 @ 40 points each

320

Leadership Profile Project

360

Total Points

1,000

Required Textbooks

(Available through our online bookstore)

  • McCarthy, Grace. Coaching and Mentoring for Business. 1st ed. Sage Publishing, 2014. ISBN-10: 0-85702-336-5 or ISBN-13: 978-0-85702-336-0
  • Rath, Tom and Barry Conchie. Strengths Based Leadership: Great Leaders, Teams, and Why People Follow - with Access Code. Gallup Press, 2008. ISBN-10: 1-59562-025-7 or ISBN-13: 978-1-59562-025-5.
    Note: This book should be purchased NEW only to receive a valid access code for the Strength Finder assessment.
  • Zachary, Lois J. The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships. 2nd ed. Jossey-Bass Publishing, 2012. ISBN-10: 0-470-90772-X or ISBN-13: 978-0-470-90772-6

Supplemental Required Readings/Resources

  • Links to the supplemental readings and articles are provided in the course shells.

Course Schedule

Week

PLOs

SLOs

Readings and Exercises

Assignments

1

2-5,7,9

1,2,3,6,7

Topics:

    • Course Overview
    • Introductions
    • Foundations of Coaching and Mentoring

  • Readings:
    • Rath & Conchie: Part I
    • McCarthy: Chapters 1, 2
    • Zachary: Chapter 1 and pp. 87-93
  • Discussion Board: Six Degrees of Separation
  • Discussion Board: Learning Styles
  • Peer Coaching: Past Learning

2

2-5,7,9

2,6,7

Topics:

    • Coaching & Mentoring Skills and Techniques

  • Readings:
    • Rath & Conchie: Part II
    • McCarthy: Chapter 3
    • Zachary: Chapter 4
  • Discussion Board: Feedforward
  • Peer Coaching: Personal Learning Plan

3

2-5,7,9

2,3,4,6,7

Topics:

  • Coaching & Mentoring for Individual Change

  • Readings:
    • Rath & Conchie: Part III
    • McCarthy: Chapter 4
    • Zachary: Chapter 5
  • Discussion Board: Personal Change
  • Peer Coaching: Mentoring Partnership Agreement

4

2-5,7,9

2,3,6,7

Topics:

  • Coaching & Mentoring for Leadership Development

  • Readings:
    • McCarthy: Chapter 5
    • Zachary: Chapter 6
  • Discussion Board: Leadership Development
  • Peer Coaching: Peer Coach Check-In
  • Leadership Profile Project: Take StrengthFinders 2.0 Assessment

5

2-5,7,9

2,3,4,6,7

Topics:

  • Team Coaching & Mentoring
  • Creating a Coaching and Mentoring Culture

  • Readings:
    • McCarthy: Chapters 6
    • Zachary: Chapter 7
  • Discussion Board: Team and Culture
  • Peer Coaching: Feedback
  • Leadership Profile Project: Research and write

6

2-5,7,9

2,3,4,6,7

Topics:

    • Coaching and Mentoring Strategy and Innovation

  • Readings:
    • McCarthy: Chapters 7 & 8
  • Discussion Board: Innovation
  • Peer Coaching: Personal Brand Strategy
  • Leadership Profile Project: Research and write

7

2-5,7,9

2,3,5,6,7

Topics:

    • Coaching & Mentoring for Organizational Change
    • Coaching & Mentoring Context (Cross Cultural, Virtual)

  • Readings:
    • McCarthy: Chapters 9, 10
    • Zachary: Chapters 2, 3
  • Discussion Board: Organizational Change
  • Peer Coaching: Diversity
  • Leadership Profile Project: Research and write

8

2-5,7,9

3,4,5,6,7

Topics:

    • Assessment and Effectiveness
    • Closing and Redefining

  • Readings:
    • McCarthy: Chapters 11, 12
    • Zachary: Chapter 8
  • Discussion Board: Assessment
  • Peer Coaching: Closing and Redefining
  • Leadership Profile Project: Submit final project
  • Complete Course Evaluation

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